By Tendai Mukaro
Parents of the late seven year old boy from Murehwa,Tapiwa Makore , who made headlines last September following his gruesome murder for suspected ritual purposes and was buried last month said they were seeking justice.
Speaking during a Tilda Live Radio show, the family said they were now in pursuit of justice.
“Tapiwa’s burial does not mean that the case is closed as our lawyer Tabby Chikeya is continuing to do her job as our issue has not yet gone for trials,” Beulah Musupayi, the family spokesperson.
“Tabby is still running around to ensure she gathers enough evidence and what we are crying for is justice.
“Till we find Tapiwa’s head, hands and private parts, wherever they are and how it all happened, even if it takes ten years.”
Tapiwa’s father Munyaradzi Makore said he had forgiven the perpetrators of the crime.
“The people who killed my son pierced my heart but I cannot continue holding on to this kind of pain, for my own good I forgive those who committed the crime because holding on to this issue will affect me,” he said.
“What I ask from the people are prayers so that God strengthens me though it is painful and difficult especially now that we are left alone after his burial.”
Tapiwa was buried on March 27, about seven months after his murder. However, some of his body parts were yet to be found.
The family was given a head which they doubt belonged to Tapiwa.
“We are not going to be silent about Tapiwa’s issue because we have not yet found his head and hands,” said Musupayi.
“We did not bury the head but it is still in our hands till we go through our personal DNA tests and prove if the head indeed belongs to Tapiwa, then we will have a way forward.
“So far we do not have the money required but the DNA tests are important for us since the head is in our hands and the results will be needed as evidence in the court cases and also for us to return the head to the police if it does not belong to Tapiwa.
“It is difficult to continue keeping the head which is not ours, or which we do not know its owner therefore we appeal to Zimbabweans for assistance with money towards the DNA tests.”